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Whirlpool electric and gas dryers use & care guide
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Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Is the load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy?
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
Was the load overdried?
Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can
cause lint-attracting static electricity. See "Drying, Cycle, and
Temperature Tips."
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Clean out pockets before drying.
Is pilling being mistaken for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
laundering.
Stains on load or color change
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially-dried load can
stain your garments.
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from
noncolorfast items.
Items shrinking
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that will tumble freely.
Did the load overdry?
Check the manufacturer's care label. Match dryer setting to
load type. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that will tumble freely.
Did the load overdry?
Check the manufacturer's care label. Match dryer setting to
load type. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
Odors
Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, re-wash and dry the clothing.
If the dryer is electric, is it being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
If the dryer is gas, there may be a gas leak.
Turn off the gas supply line, leave your house, and then call
your local gas company.
Garment damage
Check the following:
Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open?
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were care label instructions followed?
Were items damaged before drying?
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